Innovation and Technology

San Francisco Startup Partners with Global Consulting Leader to Reduce Food Waste

Treasure8 and PA Consulting announce that they are collaborating to improve access to nutritional food and fight food waste on a global scale.

New on the Podcast: Didier Toubia on Cultivated Meat and Paula Daniels on Good Food Purchasing Policies

Didier Toubia of Aleph Farms discusses cultivated meats. Paula Daniels discusses the Center for Good Food Purchasing.

New on the Podcast: Rowen White Talks Indigenous Seed Sovereignty, and Viraj Puri Says Urban Greenhouses Can Transform Produce

On Food Talk Live: Rowen White, the director of Sierra Seeds and an Indigenous seed sovereignty advocate, describes the benefits of good seed stewardship. Later, Dani is joined by Gotham Greens CEO Viraj Puri to talk about how to make urban agriculture profitable, sustainable, and community-oriented.

Australian Brewery Incorporates Algae into Beer Production

Algae is reducing an Australian brewery’s beer production carbon emissions.

Using AI, Brightseed and Danone Will Discover New Health Benefits of Plant-Based Foods

Bioscience tech company Brightseed has developed an artificial intelligence platform that ties nutrients in plants to specific health outcomes. Their partnership with Danone North America will begin by identifying previously unknown health benefits of soy.

Marc Oshima on Innovations in Urban Vertical Farming and Frida Herrera-Endinjok on Nutrition Justice

According to AeroFarms co-founder and CMO Marc Oshima, vertical farming and aeroponics can help slow climate change and support community food security. Later, student activist and master gardener Frida Herrera-Endinjok describes her approach to nutrition justice: building urban gardens and fighting food waste.

Colby Duren Talks Indigenous Food and Agriculture Policy

Dani and Colby discuss food and agriculture policy from Tribal governments to the federal government. They also talk about the importance of teaching youth about agriculture, business, policy, and nutrition.

With Oprah and Katy Perry as Investors, Apeel Sciences Raises Millions To Fight Food Waste

Apeel Sciences creates a protective layer that keeps fruits and vegetables fresh longer and prevents waste. The funding will be used in part to expand Apeel as a replacement for cold-chain infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa and South America.

FoodShot Global Seeks Innovative Solutions in Precision Protein and Soil Health

FoodShot Global’s 2020 focus areas for the MoonShots for Better Food Challenge are soil health and protein discovery. Organizations around the world can submit transformational ideas, and winners will have access to FoodShot Global’s investment resources and experts.

Maureen Muketha Discusses Tule Vyema’s Efforts to Boost Food Security in Kenya with Sack Farming

On Food Talk Live, Dani speaks with nutritionist Maureen Muketha, the founder of Tule Vyema. In the city of Kiserian, Kenya, Tule Vyema teaches young women how to cultivate indigenous crops that can help them eat more nutritiously and be more food secure.